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Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Handsome, round-crowned shade tree with lustrous, two-toned green leaves. Medium-sized, deciduous broadleaf tree with an pyramidal to rounded crown, short trunk. It's name, Quercus bicolor, means "two-colored" a reference to the contrast between the upper and lower leaf surfaces.

Growing Conditions:
Sun to part shade; best in moist, well-drained, acidic soils. Tolerant of drought and urban conditions.

Uses:
Good street, shade and wildlife tree.

Height:
60' at maturity

Width:
25' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
Inconspicuous flowers.

Leaves:
Alternate, simple leaves 5-7

Bark:
Light brown to gray, scaly, rough and fissured with age.

Native to North America with a range from Quebec and Pennsylvania, west to Wisconsin, south to Georgia and Arkansas. This tree is used for the 9/11 Memorial in New York.